Triple – A
As was mentioned last night’s game thread, and was mentioned briefly during the televised broadcast, Homer Bailey’s second start of the season was not a good one. Ã‚Â Bailey gave up 3 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks, and a hit batter. Ã‚Â Bailey surrendered two homeruns before plunking a batter. Ã‚Â After the beanball, the home plate umpire promptly tossed Bailey from the game. Ã‚Â Bailey is now 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA in two starts.
To make matters worse for the Bats, Wes Bankston had the only hit of the night for the team. Ã‚Â Bankston went 1-2 with a double and a walk.
Double – A
Carolina 8 – Mobile 6
The Mudcats had an 8-2 lead going to the 8th and then watched as the bullpen held on for an 8-6 victory. Zach Cozart went 3-5 for the ‘Cats with a double, homerun, run scored, and 3 runs batted in. The homerun was Cozart’s first of the season and he is hitting .440 early in the season. Juan Francisco hit his first homerun of the season as well in a 2-4 night at the plate. Francisco’s homerun was a solo shot. He also scored twice.
Dallas Buck went to 1-0 on the year with the win. Buck allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 3.
Class A Advanced
Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker started this one for the Reds and pitched well. Matt received a no-decision for his 6 innings of work. Matt allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and a walk while striking out 6 in his second outing of the season.
Justin Reed went 1-4 in the game with a triple, run scored, and an rbi in the game.
Single – A
The scoring in this one came early. Ã‚Â The Dragons took an early 4-1 lead after 2 innings, but Leonardo Astorga gave up 4 runs in the 3rd inning to Peoria. Ã‚Â Those 4 runs proved the difference as neither team would score from then on. Ã‚Â
Oscar Castro went 4.2 innings, surrendering 3 runs (only 1 earned) on 6 hits while striking out 1 to pick up the loss.